Most of us struggle with weight issues, either we are too lean or too fat. There are also the ones who are lean but have excess fat in certain areas of the body. Then there are the ones who are skinny fat, the ones who won't gain muscles, the ones who can't get rid of face fats and the list goes on. There are hundreds of weight-related issues though we can't tackle all of them in this single article. With a commitment to help you with other issues in the future, today we bring to you, help for the most widely prevalent issue.
Belly fat is the unhealthiest type of weight and the problem is that it is not all easy to lose. It is stubborn and persists for people of all size, age and gender. Belly fat doesn't discriminate, that is why you often find a person with a lean body sporting a huge belly. It is the easiest fat to gain but not the easiest one to lose. You might find various products and hacks to lose belly fat, but none of them works. Losing belly fat requires continuous and mindful lifestyle changes.
Here, we bring to you six lifestyle changes to help you lose belly fat for good.
1. Check for diseases and allergies
Before you start working excessively towards losing all those extra pounds around your belly it might be a good idea to visit a doctor. Some people who have a hard time losing belly fat have some underlying disease-promoting that. Treatment for your underlying ailment could help you lose belly fat in no time. Don't worry we are not talking about life-threatening diseases, a hormone deficiency, hernia and menopause are the most common ones. Another health issue that could be the cause of your belly fat is allergies, by stopping the consumption of food you are allergic to you can say goodbye to belly fat.
2. Consume fewer calories than you require
When you reduce your calorie intake to a level below of what your body requires then you start losing fat in problem areas. This happens because when fewer calories are consumed as compared to what the body needs then the calories kept in reserve in the form of fat start being utilised for energy. Though you can't control which parts of your body shed first, find peace in knowing that belly fat is a huge reserve and will be utilised entirely if you continue this practice.
3. Eating Plan
Merely eating fewer calories is not the entire solution, we warned you in the beginning that this journey to losing belly fat won't be easy. So, the next thing you have got to do is form an eating plan. This plan must include curbing carbohydrates as it helps you lose fat faster than curbing fats. Another thing to be included would be adding food items that promote weight loss to your plan.
4. Work on your work out plan
No, workouts targeting belly fats won't help you lose weight unless you incorporate a full-body workout to your routine. The stubborn belly fat will only burn with the fat of other areas. So, what you need to do is frame a workout that contains a little bit of everything. A few weightlifting exercises combined with High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and some light cardio is the way to go.
5. Improve inner health
All your sacrifices might go to vain if you don't work towards making your insides healthy because the health of your internal organ influences your metabolism. To shed that belly fat, you need to keep you intestine and stomach healthy. Prebiotic and probiotic-rich foods like coconut oil, yoghurt, garlic, flax seeds and pumpkin seeds will help you do just that. Other than acting as a catalyst for your belly fat loss journey, these food items have beneficial effects for your skin and hair. It is win-win.
6. Avoid bloating
Bloating and gas formation can make you look pregnant even after working tremendously hard to reduce your belly fat. Your belly will never look toned if you can't get rid of bloating. It is not so hard to keep bloating in check, you might be already aware of the food items that result in excessive gas formation for your body. It is time to avoid those. Eating a lot of fibres, herbal teas and hydrating frequently also helps in controlling bloating. One bonus advice would be to eat piece meals throughout the day instead of three large meals.
That was the last lifestyle change that will ensure that you lose that stubborn belly fat. This journey requires patience and determination but we trust you and are always at your disposal for any additional assistance. So, feel free to reach out to us in case you have any doubt, we would love to help you kick that belly fat out of your life.